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161-04 Jamaica Ave,
Jamaica, NY 11432, USA

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WHAT’S HAPPENING 

Black History Month Celebration
Classical Crossover

Saturday, February 15, 2020, 7:00 PM
Tickets: $20/General Admission; $15/Seniors & Students wID
Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
 

Celebrating African Americans in classical music with a special tribute to the late operatic superstar, Jessye Norman.

 

Featuring piano virtuoso the Altino Brothers, with special guests - the soprano twins, Cherisse & Cherissia Williams and violinists, Jessica McJunkins

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THURSDAY NIGHT JAZZ

October 2019 - June 2020, 8:00 PM (one set) $10/General Admission
Jamaica Arts Center. 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
 

The 2019-2020 season series features some of today’s finest international emerging jazz musicians. Opening gig in October is the three-time Grammy Award winner Tivon Pennicott, with season include the best vocalist from Cuba Melvis Santa; the new Avant-garde voice Anna Webber; rising start drummer Jeremy Dutton; amazing improviser and pianist Luis Perdomo; Latvian singer Arta Jekabsone; Jamaican trumpet Giveton Gelin; vibraphonists Chris Dingman; and Thana Alexa, a Croatian jazz singer.

2019-2020
DANCE SEASON

Dance artists are constantly incorporating new disciplines, blurring and discarding old boundaries to build new works inspired by their creative spirit and often driven by contemporary social movements and politics. JCALʼs 2019-2020 dance season celebrates this ever-evolving process while remaining rooted in the technically complex activity of creating dance itself. From taking risks with a new vocabulary to refining an imagined vision, JCAL supports the commitment of every artist to realize a brilliant performance.

FRIDAY NIGHTS

@ JAC

Friday Nights @JAC is an incubator series for creative individuals and emerging artists who need a stage to perform to new audiences. Artists of all disciplines are welcome to submit proposals of works-in-progress to be refined at Jamaica Arts Center (JAC) and performed in front of a live audience.

All programs take place at 8:00 PM and are FREE to the public

This series is supported by Councilman I. Daneek Miller, Dist. 27

Love is L.O.V.E.:

Living Our Values Equally

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 6-9PM

Tickets: $25 Suggested Donation

Jamaica Arts Center, 161-04 Jamaica Ave

Together with JCAL, The Caribbean Equality Project hosts their 5th annual Love is L.O.V.E.: Living Our Values Equally benefit, an intimate evening in celebration of queer & trans Caribbean love and liberation. This dynamic event showcases the intersections of LGBTQ identities, culture and Caribbeaness through immigrant storytelling, trans & HIV education, and cultural performances. This program is part of JCAL's Building Equity Project, supported by the New York Community Trust.

SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

WINTER SEMESTER

January 11 - February 15, 2020

 

Saturdays at JCAL are days for exploring one’s creative side. JCAL’s School of the Arts offers weekly hour-long classes on everything from ceramics to Hip Hop dance to comic book creation to acting, singing, and so much more. Kids, teens, adults, and seniors all have options to hone their skills and have fun with dance, music, theater, digital arts, and visual arts.   

SATURDAY FAMILY MATINEES

October 2019 - June 2020

Saturday 2:00 PM
$5 for all

 

The Saturday Family Matinee Series provides the family with much-needed quality theatrical and musical experiences. The series aims to introduce young kids to the magic of live performance with shows suitable for the whole family.  

EXHIBITIONS

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OPENING RECEPTION: October 10, 7:00 PM

ARTIST CO-OP 2018

ON VIEW: October 10, 2018  - January 10, 2019

THE TRANSIT SERIES

February 1-29, 2020 

Artist Reception: Feb 14, 6-9PM

The Transit Series is an exhibition of paintings by John Smith exploring the artist's daily experiences of subway and bus subculture: "It’s a microcosm of society: expressions of hardships, family unity, loneliness, education, entertainment, violence, and criminal activity, and marketing. Even when we don’t want to, we are forced to interact with one another." 

2020 SOUTHEAST QUEENS BIENNIAL

February 14 - April 17, 2020 

The second Southeast Queens Biennial will be a nine-week group exhibition at the York College Fine Arts Gallery and the Miller Gallery at the Jamaica Arts Center. Ten Queens-based artists address literacy, identity, and environment with work that investigates how their creative practice contributes to the life of the borough.

JAMAICA FLUX

OPEN CALL

February 1 - March 28, 2020

Not confined by gallery walls, Jamaica Flux is a contemporary public art project in which visual and performance art are displayed at a variety of locations along Jamaica Avenue. 

Artist submissions for Jamaica Flux 2021 are now being accepted through March 28th.

CONTACT US

161-04 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432, USA

(718) 658-7400

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